Tender Hearts and Laws & Regulations

Ezekiel 11:19-20 – And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their hearts of stone and give them tender hearts instead, so they will obey my laws and regulations. Then they will truly be my people, and I will be their God.

Singleness of heart – I really want this. Feeling torn about my priorities, intentions, goals, plans, shoulds, shouldn’ts. A promise of being given singleness of heart. I want to claim this.

A tender heart = willingness to obey God. I’ve always associated laws and regulations with hearts of stone. How did we get this so messed up?

This passage is filled with the yearning of God to be connected with us. Will we listen and let him fill his promises?